Greater Paraburdoo Iron Ore Hub Proposal - Public Environmental Review

Closed 27 May 2020

Opened 13 May 2020


Hamersley Iron Pty Limited (the proponent) operates the existing Paraburdoo and Eastern Range iron ore mines which are located approximately 6 kilometres south of the town of Paraburdoo in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. The proponent proposes to sustain production by expanding these existing operations and also developing a new deposit at Western Range.

The proposal would require an additional 4,300 hectares of clearing of native vegetation, with some below water table mining.

The Environmental Review Document (ERD) may be downloaded below or from the EPA website at  

Copies of the ERD will be available at:

  • Legal Deposit, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth WA 6000
  • Shire of Ashburton office (Tom Price), Lot 246 Poinciana Street, Tom Price WA 6751
  • Shire of Ashburton office (Paraburdoo), Ashburton Avenue, Paraburdoo WA 6754
  • City of Karratha office, Lot 1083 Welcome Road, Karratha WA 6714

The Environmental Review Document is available for a public review period of two weeks from 13 May 2020, closing on 27 May 2020

The EPA prefers submissions to be made on this site, by completing the online survey below.

Alternatively submissions can be:

  • Posted to: Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority, Locked Bag 10, JOONDALUP DC WA 6919, or
  • Delivered to: the Environmental Protection Authority, Prime House, 8 Davidson Terrace, JOONDALUP 6027.

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please contact EPA Services of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 6364 7000.

*Please note when making your submissions that the maximum upload size of documents to the consultation hub is 8mb.


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